Police say 2-state chase started over stolen underwear
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who led police on a wild two-hour chase spanning two states was facing charges of stealing $21 worth of underwear from a supermarket.
Police records show that 54-year-old Robert Ritter was accused of stealing a pack of underwear and package of T-shirts on July 9 from a supermarket in Brooklawn, New Jersey. Authorities say he also shoved a security officer.
He also faces stalking charges in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. It wasn't immediately clear if Ritter had an attorney.
Police began pursuing his white van Monday night at 8 p.m. Ritter drove into Philadelphia, back into New Jersey, and then back into Philadelphia.
The pursuit ended in south Philadelphia when a police car bumped the van, causing it to flip over. Ritter was taken into custody.
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